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(The Bobbs-Merrill company, 1931)
One of the strangest and loveliest finds ever. For some reason, I was wandering in a section that seemed to have little definition in a good, funky, basement uptown bookstore. For some reason, I started paging through ...
A Book of Animals
(Julia MacRae, a division of Franklin Watts, 1985)
A strange and delightful book on the part animals have played in our cultural and religious life. The book bears strong testimony to Aesop's place in our culture, as his fables are mentioned apropos of the dog, the ...
The Country Mouse Takes a Trip
(Samuel Lowe Company, 1968)
I am still trying to decide whether this book belongs in a fable collection. I think that no one in our culture can think of the country mouse without thinking of the fable, and so I put it in the collection. Here the ...
Ernest Griset: Fantasies of a Victorian Illustrator
(Thames and Hudson, 1979)
Four good pages of Aesop within a fine presentation of Griset's art. A good history of Griset after a quick overview of anthropomorphic animal presentation. Griset's gift was combining grotesque imagination and sober ...
Dr. Fox's Fables: Lessons from Nature
(Acropolis Books, 1980)
Here is a second copy of this unusual book, only tangentially related to Aesop. These fables are instructive about specific animals' habits and didactic about letting them live and have their own ways. Two use Aesopic ...
you turned the fables on me
Here is an extra copy of this book. The only touch of Aesop in this pun-happy simple cartoon book is on the cover. At least it is clear that Aesop gets around!
Animal Crackers: A Bestial Lexicon
(Viking Press, 1983)
A delightful and well researched reference work that is exhaustive--though often inconclusive--in chasing animal phrases back to their origins. Perfect for reading a few pages a day. The Animal Name Index promised ...
(Masspac Publishing Co., 1984)
One of the most curious books in my collection. Though the preface starts with the dictionary's seven definitions of fable and claims to satisfy all seven to some degree, what we have here is mostly weird legends of Polish ...
Fifty Forensic Fables
This book does for the legal profession in England what George Ade's fables do more broadly. These are enjoyable tales with pleasing caricatures. All the actors are humans. A funny appendix follows The Story of an Ancient ...
My Big FunThinker Book of Fun with Fables.
(Educational Insights, 1983)
An activities book to accompany the tape and Ten Best-Loved Aesop's Fables (1983). Color, connect the dots, escape the maze, color by numbers, and find the hidden pictures. The art is simple.